Weekly Rights Review

Weekly Rights Review: All the Fees Beings Placed on Freedom

Weekly Rights Review: All the Fees Beings Placed on Freedom

2013-08-09 00:00:00

Public schools charging fees for classes? Police taking innocent people’s cars? Law enforcement detaining people for years without a trial? What’s going on? Find out how all these outrageous practices are occurring and what we’re doing to stop them in this week’s rights review.

Weekly Rights Review: Rights for Prisoners, Protesters, and Students

Weekly Rights Review: Rights for Prisoners, Protesters, and Students

2013-07-26 00:00:00

The ACLU of Michigan has filed suit on behalf of a peaceful protester who was arrested under a law that doesn’t even exist, the ACLU and a conservative think tank have agreed on an important state and national issue, and a state university has taken an amazing step forward in the world of equal education and opportunities.

At the same time, hundreds of Americans are being mentally tortured in solitary confinement, a practice that must be stopped or changed ASAP.

Weekly Rights Review: Your Bank Account Shouldn’t Influence Your Freedom

Weekly Rights Review: Your Bank Account Shouldn’t Influence Your Freedom

2013-06-22 00:00:00

This week, we are fighting for all Michiganders’ rights to have fair trials and to go to school, regardless of their economic status. In the meantime, more scary (and discriminatory!) massive surveillance is happening, but we’ve got your back on that, too.

Weekly Rights Review: Your Privacy Rights In Court

Weekly Rights Review: Your Privacy Rights In Court

2013-06-14 00:00:00

From couples trying to adopt children and to people on hard times: we're fighting discrimination against innocent people in Michigan. This week, hear up-to-the minute news about second-parent adoptions, banning free speech, and the government's misguided and dangerous dragnet of you phonecalls and DNA.

Weekly Rights Review: Arrest Disparities, and Free Speech Violations, and Surveillance Atrocities, Oh My!

Weekly Rights Review: Arrest Disparities, and Free Speech Violations, and Surveillance Atrocities, Oh My!

2013-06-09 00:00:00

Revelations about civil rights violations have been bountiful this past week. We have discovered that black people are arrested for marijuana possession at a very disproportionate rate; activists have been told that they cannot hand out flyers on public sidewalks; and the government has been tracking innocent citizens’ phone calls.

Luckily, though, there are people out there working to protect your rights, freedoms, and liberties.

Weekly Rights Review: Questioning Right to Work, Defending Patients’ Rights to Medical Marijuana

Weekly Rights Review: Questioning Right to Work, Defending Patients’ Rights to Medical Marijuana

2013-04-05 00:00:00

Are Michigan's labor unions beating against a locked door? In your civil liberties update for the week, a big step towards invalidating the so-called Right-to-Work law and we're fighting for Michiganders access to both medical marijuana and justice. 

This week's action alert warns that sure, analog has a warmer sound... but unless we take action our Fourth Amendment rights might not go digital. Read more and take action below.

Weekly Rights Review: Math on Facebook, Race in Schools, and Justin Amash

Weekly Rights Review: Math on Facebook, Race in Schools, and Justin Amash

2013-03-29 00:00:00

Did all your Facebook friends turn into math fans this week?

If you find the = sign all over Facebook profile pics this week, know that it’s a show of support for the marriage equality cases debated in front of the Supreme Court on Tuesday and Wednesday.

But this week, we weren't only focused on the crucial LGBT rights arguments, but also on issues of privacy, race-conscious admissions and (our favorite) drones.

Weekly Rights Review: 8/12

Weekly Rights Review: 8/12

2011-08-05 00:00:00

Our justice system should be a place where freedom has no price and equality prevails. Sometimes reality falls short of these lofty goals, and it's often the most vulnerable who pay the price. This week we've been working hard to guarantee justice for all, representing five people thrown in jail simply for being poor. And they're not the only ones...

Weekly Rights Review: 6/10

Weekly Rights Review: 6/10

2011-06-10 00:00:00

On this date in 1964, President John F. Kennedy signed the Equal Pay Act into law to address gender-based discrimination in the workplace.

Now nearly 50 years since those words were spoken, women still only earn about $.77 for every dollar a man makes.

In other stories this week, our LGBT Project celebrates its 10th anniversary with a profile in PrideSource and the University of Michigan revises its procedure for banning people from campus.

Weekly Rights Review: 5/27

Weekly Rights Review: 5/27

2011-05-27 00:00:00

Summer seems to have finally settled in just in time to soak up some sun in downtown Detroit's Hart Plaza.

This weekend, be sure to come out and show your support for civil liberties and visit our booth at Motor City Pride. We'll be at fairs and festivals across the state all summer, spreading awareness of civil liberties issues and telling our clients' stories.

We're recapping some of these stories in this week's Rights Review, including an interesting investigation into how private companies are tailoring (if not outright censoring) what you see on the internet.

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August 09, 2013 Weekly Rights Review
Public schools charging fees for classes? Police taking innocent people’s cars? Law enforcement detaining people for years without a trial? What’s going on?...
July 26, 2013 Weekly Rights Review
The ACLU of Michigan has filed suit on behalf of a peaceful protester who was arrested under a law that doesn’t even exist, the ACLU and a conservative think...
June 22, 2013 Weekly Rights Review
This week, we are fighting for all Michiganders’ rights to have fair trials and to go to school, regardless of their economic status. In the meantime, more...
June 14, 2013 Weekly Rights Review
From couples trying to adopt children and to people on hard times: we're fighting discrimination against innocent people in Michigan. This week, hear up-to-the...
June 09, 2013 Weekly Rights Review
Revelations about civil rights violations have been bountiful this past week. We have discovered that black people are arrested for marijuana possession at a...
April 05, 2013 Weekly Rights Review
Are Michigan's labor unions beating against a locked door? In your civil liberties update for the week, a big step towards invalidating the so-called Right-to-...
March 29, 2013 Weekly Rights Review
Did all your Facebook friends turn into math fans this week? If you find the = sign all over Facebook profile pics this week, know that it’s a show of support...
August 05, 2011 Weekly Rights Review
Our justice system should be a place where freedom has no price and equality prevails. Sometimes reality falls short of these lofty goals, and it's often the...
June 10, 2011 Weekly Rights Review
On this date in 1964, President John F. Kennedy signed the Equal Pay Act into law to address gender-based discrimination in the workplace. Now nearly 50 years...
May 27, 2011 Weekly Rights Review
Summer seems to have finally settled in just in time to soak up some sun in downtown Detroit's Hart Plaza. This weekend, be sure to come out and show your...
April 21, 2011 Weekly Rights Review
With incredible cases and an amazing amount of support from civil liberties fans, it seems like we've been working around the clock. This week we're trying to...
March 11, 2011 Weekly Rights Review
In this week's Rights Review, we're standing against Arizona-style racial profiling in Michigan. Also, good news for teen lovers, Bigfoot, and the 2,000 people...
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